The HTC Desire S after being rooted, has seen a boost and rush in its development. While AOSP ROM such as MIUI has been ported to the Desire S, the question remained as to where is the CyanogenMod ROM for the Desire S? Unfortunately the Desire S isn’t official supported by CyanogenMod as yet, so it was down to XDA-Developers forum member superkid who rose up to the occasion and managed to port the CM7 for the Incredible S, to the Desire S. Please do not confuse this as an official CM7.1 ROM for the Desire S, it is merely a port.
As far as being CM7.1 is concerned, the ROM is based on Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. Being a port, the ROM supports the following features for now:
- The Market is working.
- LED’s work.
- SetupWizard works.
- GPS functions, but can act funny at times.
- Video previously not working is functioning now.
As like most CM7 and AOSP ROMs, the ROM includes no Google Apps, so those have to be flashed separately. For now, if you want to try this ROM out on your Desire S, let us show you how.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
- An HTC Desire S with S-Off. See our guide on gaining S-Off on the HTC Desire S.
- ClockworkMod recovery installed.
- CM7.1 Port for Desire S
- Unity v2 Kernel
- Google Apps
- To begin, download the ROM, kernel and Google Apps from the link above and copy it to the root of your SD card.
- Reboot the device into recovery mode and make a Nandroid backup.
- Select wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache and wipe dalvick cache.
- Navigate to Install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard and select the ROM copied to the SD card.
- After the ROM is flashed, flash the kernel similarly as you flashed the ROM in Step 4.
- Do the same for Google Apps as well.
- Once all three files are flashed, simply reboot the device.
For further updates and queries, related to this ROM, visit the forum thread at XDA-Developers.